BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham’s chief of staff has entered the race for Louisiana’s 5th District congressional seat.
Luke Letlow announced his campaign Monday, only weeks after Abraham announced he wouldn’t seek reelection to the seat representing northeast and central Louisiana.
Letlow is a Republican from the tiny town of Start.
He launched his campaign for the Nov. 3 election with a nearly two-minute introductory digital ad.
I’m a ninth generation Louisianan who’s worked tirelessly alongside @RepAbraham to defend our values. I know we need a fighter in Congress who’ll join @realDonaldTrump to defeat radical socialism and strengthen our economy. Join our campaign today https://t.co/UYR3juVTrn pic.twitter.com/QFW6Npr7pf— Luke Letlow (@LukeLetlow) March 9, 2020
The ad highlights Letlow’s deep roots in rural Richland Parish, his background working for Abraham and his support for President Donald Trump.
Abraham immediately announced his endorsement of Letlow.
Letlow is the fourth candidate to enter the race so far.